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Mored Easter Term 1871. MIDDLESEX-Perris v. Tippett
Blackburn, J.-Mr Grantham MIDDLESEX-Khandeish Farming Company v. Gilbert [Hannen, J.-Mr Giffard SWANSEA-Jones and wife v. Cuthbertson
[Mellor, J.-Mr Hughes Mored Trinity Term 1871. LONDON-Gardner v. Mors la Blanch and another [Lush, J.-Mr W. Williams Tried during Term. MIDDLESEX-Hazleton v. Clark [Hannen, J.-Mr Webster MIDDLESEX-Hunter v. Trew [Haunen, J.-Mr Serjt. Parry MIDLLESEX-Negus v. Turner [Hannen, J.-Mr James Moved Michaelmas Term 1871. MIDDLESEX-Rogers and wife . The Great Eastern Railway Company [L. C. J.-Mr H. James MIDDLESEX-Gee v. The Metropolitan Railway Com[L. C. J.-Mr M. Chambers MIDDLESEX-Batact v. Hartley [L. C. J.-Mr H. James LONDON-Evans v. Mors le Blanche
LONDON-Barker v. King
[Lush, J.-Mr C. Russell
LONDON-Harper v. Godsell
[Blackburn, J.-Mr Prentice SURREY-Elliott v. Edis [Blackburn, J.-Serjt. Parry SURREY-Shortridge v. Cannot [Bramwell, B.-Serjt. Parry SURREY-Tindall v. Cartwell [Bramwell, B.-Serjt. Robinson WARWICK-Rosenthal v. Lofthous [Hannen, J.-Mr Field LEEDS-Waring and others v. Allott and another [Mellor, J.-Mr Price STAFFORD-Langan v. The Great Western Railway Company [Pigott, B.-Mr H. Matthews
STAFFORD-Haywood v. Halford and another
[Pigott, B.-Mr Huddleston for defendant Saunders DURHAM-Earl Vane v. Gray [Martin, B.--Mr Holker
MANCHESTER-Dumoulin v. Berins and another
[L. C. B.-Mr Herschell
The Receiver for the Metropolitan Police v. Bell.
The Gas Light and Coke Company . The Vestry of St.
v. East London Waterworks Company.
Harrison and others v. Garthorne and others. Demurrer
Whiffin (admistratrix, &c.) v. Blyth. Demurrer
Scales and another v. The London and South-Western
Stoddart v. Webberley. Appeal
Moved Michaelmas Term 1871. MIDDLESEX-Fowler v. Lock Byles, J.-Mr. Francis MIDDLESEX-Brooke v. Burrell [Byles, J.-Mr. Lanyon MIDDLESEX-Henwood v. Harrison [Brett, J.-Mr. Matthews [Willes, J.-Mr. Kingdon [Willes, J-Mr. Kingdon
DEVON-Lord Poltimore v. Cock
L. C. J.-Mr. Buber L. C. J.-Mr. O'Malley
[Martin, B.-Mr Holker SURREY-Strahan v. Withers Morgan v. Stebbe and another. Demurrer [Bramwell, B.-Mr M. Chambers Thompson v. Cohen. Demurrer SURREY-Agerup v. Aizienda Company Eynon v. The Birmingham Canal Company. [Bramwell, B.-Mr C. Pollock Van Praagh v. Elliott. Demurrer SURREY-Colchester v. Rossall Newby v. Van Appen [Mr E. Clarke-Mr Philbrick: [Bramwell, B.-Mr C. Pollock Haywood v. Halford and another SURREY-Winch v. Conservators of River Thames [Mr Huddleston-Dr Kenealy [Bramwell, B.-Mr Harkins In the matter of an arbitration between H. Y. Wright, SURREY-Erans v. Roe [Bramwell, B.-Mr Oppenheim E. Houlton, and T. Houlton SURREY-East v. Roberts [Mr Philbrick-Mr J. O. Griffits [Bramwell, B.-Mr Serjt. Parry In the matter of James Russell Miller, gent., one, &c. SURREY-Dunville v. Nowlan [Mr Willis-Mr Joyce [Bramwell, B.-Mr Murphy Reg. v. George Mills and the Verderers of Epping SURREY-West v. Collins [Bramwell, B.-Mr Nasmith Forest [Mr Bridge-Mr J. Williams GLOUCESTER-Barnes v. Morris Reg. v. Rounding and two others [Pigott, B.-Mr Harrison [Sir J. Karsluke-Mr V. Harcourt-Mr J Williams STAFFORD-Lee and others v. Walker Reg. v. The Justices of Surrey and John Walker [Mr Clarke-Mr Thesiger M'Cormick v. The Dock Company of Kingston-uponHull Same v. Same
Williams v. Lear Foulger v. Stedman Same v. Sawyer Same v. Cartwright Same v. Morrell
Mr Quain-Mr Pollock [Mr Pollock-Mr Quain
CROWN PAPER. For Judgment.
SURREY-Guildford Union r. St. Olave's Union SHROPSHIRE-Reg. v. The Shropshire Union Railway and Coal Company
LINCOLNSHIRE-Luff v. Leaper
[Lush, J.-Mr J. 0. Grits
Thursday, Jan. 18.
Peninsular Company v. Campbell. Demurrer
METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT-Fowler v. The Vestry Agerup v. The Agienda Association of Triește. De
of St. Mary's Abbotts, Kensington METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT-Odell v. Mee (1) METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT-Odell v. Mee (2) STAMFORD-Browne v. Chambers LINCOLN-Dixon v. Cockett
KENT Metropolitan Board of Works v. Woolwich Local Board of Health
KENT - South Eastern Railway Company . The Parish of Whitstable
LIVERPOOL The Mersey Dock and Harbour Board v. The Parish of Liverpool
LANCASHIRE-Bridgewater v. The Mayor of Bootle-cum
LANCASHIRE-Margerison v. Birtwistle
LINCOLNSHIRE-Simpson v. Wells
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE-Harwood v. Goodall
GLOUCESTERSHIRE-Guest v. Township of East Dean and
Thompson v. Reimer. Special case
Pemberton v. The Corporation of Sunderland. Appeal
Reynolds v. The Manor of Woodham Walter. Appeal
Chippendale v. The Metropolitan Board of Works.
Steel v. Brannan. Appeal
Mulholland . The Peninsular Company. Demurrer Robson v. Edwards. Demurrer
Harper. Burnard. Special case
The City Discount Company r. McLean. Special case Thursday, Nor. 16.
De Mattos v. Saunders. Special case.
The Great Western Railway Company v. Blower.
Lankester v. Trounce. Demurrer
Same v. Same. Demurrer
Rice v. Slee. Appeal
Kendall v. Kay. Special case
Dixon v. Ramsden. Appeal
Australian A. Company v. Saunders. Demurrer
Kitson . Hardwick. Demurrer
Varley . Coppard. Demurrer
Roffey v. Rodocanachi. Special case
Seymour. The London and Provincial Marine In
surauce Company. Special case
Stair v. Stringer. Appeal
Monday, Jan. 22.
Faller v. Fuller. Demurer
Jay. The South-Eastern Railway Company. Special
Johnson v. Barnes. Special case
Power v. Wigmore. Appeal
Thames Sulphur Company r. Loftus. Demurrer
Arden v. Wilson (Bart.) Special case
Best v. Hill. Demurrer
Young v. Frost. Demurrer
Thursday, Jan. 25.
The Brecon Market Company v. The Neath and Brecon
Railway Company. Special case
Hunt . Wilson. Appeal
Barnard v. Salter. Demurrer
19 Motions and new trials 20 Ditto
Wednesday 24 Ditto
Huntley v. The Mayor, &c., of City of Bristol.
Hawthorn v. Boyd. Special case
The Eccleshill Worsted Mill Company v. Ackroyd.
Chasemore and another v. Gower. Demurrer
Mercer v. Graves. Demurrer
22 Special paper 23 Motions new trials
25 Special paper
26 Motions new trials
Thursday... Thursday, Jan. 11 Friday
Motions per new trials
Per motions new trials Motions new trials
Same v. Same
Horkwood r. McDonald. Demurrer
Knott v. The Nawab Nizam of Bengal. Special case
Furner v. The Guardians of the Poor of St. Olave
Union. Special case.
Martineau and others v. Kitchin. Special case Herrick v. Steinberg. Appeal.
In the matter of Brutton and Co.
For Argument. Moved Hilary Term 1871.
Wednesday 31 Ditto
* The Court of Exchequer will, when convenient, sit in two divisions.
Moved Michaelmas Term 1867.
LINCOLN-Earl Beauchamp v. The Inclosure Commis-
Moved Michaelmas Term 1870.
Holland v. Hodgson
Gilliland v. The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company
[Martin, B.-Mr Joyce Moved Michaelmas Term 1871. MIDDLESEX-Saxby v. Easterbrook [L. C. B.-Mr Manisty LONDON-Ballina Mills Company v. Royal Insurance Company [L. C. B.-Mr D. Seymour LONDON-Price v. Barclay [L. C. B.-Mr Butt Frost v. Knight MIDDLESEX-Lockyer and Wife v. The Pimlico, Peckham, and Greenwich Tramway Company [Martin, B.-Mr Serjt. Parry MIDDLESEX-Dyte v. St. Pancras Board of Guardians [Pigott, B.-Mr M. Chambers MANCHESTER-Ormerod v. King [L. C. B.-M. Quain MANCHESTER-Brownlow v. Makin [L. C. B.-Mr Quain MANCHESTER - Caulfield v. The Western Railway Company LIVERPOOL-Sidebotham v. Knott LIVERPOOL-Holme v. Hammoud LIYERPOOL-Golden v. Whitworth
London and North-
L. C. B.-Mr Holker
[L. C. B.-Mr Holker LIVERPOOL-Sproat v. The Ambeside Sewer Authority [Martin, B.-Mr Holker
LIVERPOOL-The Liver Alkali Company v. Johnson
[Martin, B.-Mr Butt
LIVERPOOL-The Glenauldyn Slate and Slab Quarry Cooper v. The Towns Drainage Utilization
[Martin, B.-Mr Kay [Bramwell, B.-Mr Chambers CROYDON-Collis v. The Imperial Royal C. A. A. Com[Bramwell, B.-Mr Hawkins STAFFORD-Pickering v. The London and North-Western Railway Company [Pigott, B.-Mr A. S. Hill GLOUCESTER-Smith v. The Great Western Railway Company [Pigott, B.-Mr Huddleston GLOUCESTER-Port v. The Great Western Railway Com[Pigott, B.-Mr J. J. Powell GLOUCESTER-Hall v. The Great Western Railway Coin[Pigott, B.-Mr J. J. Powell AYLESBURY-Prance v. Howard [Byles, J.-Mr Metcalf BEDFORD Shepperd v. Midland Railway Company [Cockburn, L.C.J.-Mr Merewether CAMBRIDGE-Beldame. The Great Eastern Railway Company [Cockburn, L.C.J.-Mr Bulwer BURY ST. EDMUNDS-Joselyn v. Parson [Byles, J.-Mr Burer CARNARVON-Jones v. Beach [Bovill, L'C.J.-M. Lloyd CHESTER-Allcock v. Ball [Bovill, L.C.J.-Mr H. Lloyd DORCHESTER-Summers v. Phippard
[Willes, J.-Mr Lopes BRISTOL Crouch v. Tregoning [Willes, J.-Mr Lopes BRISTOL-Norman v. Fenner [Brett, J.-Mr H. T. Cole BRISTOL-Britton v. The Great Western Cotton Comrany [Brett, J.-Mr Kingdon LEEDS-Pearce v. The Manchester and Lancashire Railway Company [Mellor, J.-Mr D. Seymour LEEDS-Tebbutt v. Waite [Hannen, J.-Mr Kemplay BRECON-Arnold v. Richards [Smith, J.-Mr Giffard Moved after the 4th day of Michaelmas Term, 1871. MIDDLESEX-Taylor v. Gower [Martin, B.-Mr Thesiger
Downing v. Mowlem. Demurrer. (To stand over)
Waugh v. The North British Railway Company. De-
Granville v. Finch. Special case
Mayor of Exeter v. Laurence. Special case
Kirk v. Earl Verulam
Smith and others v. Kirk and others
De Lancey. The Queen
Lords, bailiffs, and jurats of Romney Marsh v. The
Criminal Court of Appeal.
This Court will sit on Saturday, Jau. 20, at 10 o'clock.
Professional Partnerships Dissolbed.
Gazette, Dec. 29, 1871.
KENT and STENNING, solicitors, Cannon-st. Nov. 20. (Frederick
KEEGAN, JAMES, tailor, Stockport. Pet. Dec. 28. Reg. Hyde
MACKINNON, JOHN, PRYCE J., Ryde. Pet. Dec. 27. Reg. Blake
MOFFATT, THOMAS, commission agent, Manchester. Pet. Dec 28
ROBBINS, THOMAS, leather merchant, Birmingham. Pet. Dec
Reg. Chauntler. Sur. Jan. 16
SILCOCK, FRANCIS CHARLES, auctioneer, Cheltenham. Pet. Dec
WRIGHT, HERBERT, attorney-at-law, Birmingham. Pet. Dec. 19
Gazette, Dec. 26, 1871.
ASPDEN, JOHN, baker, Manchester. June 9, 1871
HURNDALL, JOHN SUTCLIFFE, HURNDALL, THOMAS, and
Liquidations by Arrangement.
A BECKETT, ARTHUR WILLIAM. journalist, Warwick-st; Regentse; Jan. 17, at two, at office of Brown, accountant, Westminsterchmbs, Victoria-st. Sol., Lewin
ALLEN, WILLIAM, and ALLEN, THOMAS grocers, Ryde; Jan. 8, at
ALLEN, WILLIAM ALFRED, oil merchant, Heaton Norris, under
BESWETHERICK, CEPHAS ROBINS, printer, Yeovil; Jan. 10, at
BIRD, JOSEPH, butcher, Birmingham; Jan. 5, twelve, at office of
HILARY TERM.-On Thursday next, the 11th inst., Hilary Term commences, when Mr. Justice Quain will take his seat in the Court of Queen's Bench, and Mr. Justice Grove in the Court of Common Pleas, having sat for the first time during the last session of the Central Criminal Court. The Courts will sit at the usual hour, as the Lord Chancellor will not receive the Judges on the first CHATTER, JAMES, Journeyman cabinet maker, Sunderland; Jan. day of Term.
BLUNT, CHARLES, farmer, the Turries, Whittlesey, Isle of Ely; Jan. 8, at one, at the George and Star inn, Market-pl, Whittiesey. Sol., Weldor
12 at three, at office of Sol., Fairclough, Sunderland
DAVIES, RICHARD, boot maker, Flint; Jan. 12, at half-past one,
mercial fun, Accrington. Sol., Hall, Accrington DOWNING, WILLIAM, otherwise known as Robert Barker, no occupation Elm Tree-rd, St. John's-wood; Jan. 15, at three, at at office of Sol., Yorke, Marylebone-rd
THE SITTINGS OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE. -On the 11th inst., the first day of Hilary Term, the Judicial Committee will resume its sittings, and will sit daily at half-past ten o'clock. There are sixty-two appeals in the list-one patent case and five appeals standing for judgment, the last DIXON, JOHN, grocer, Accrington; Jan. 11, at three, at the Com. of which is Sheppard v. Bennett. Of the Indian appeals there are thirty-six from the province of Bengal and eight appeals from the Court of Admiralty, which last mentioned appeals are appointed to be commenced on the 1st Feb. The sittings will be opened on Thursday week with an application for the prolongation of a patent. The committee have not as yet appointed days for giving judgment in the five cases, including the appeal of General Forester, as to the property of the late Dyce Sombre.
ELLISON, THOMAS, provision dealer, Wigan; Jan. 11, at three, at
office of Sols., Leigh, and -Ellis, Wigan
HAIGH, GEORGE, builder, Burnley; Jan. 16, at four, at offices of
HEATH, WILLIAM EDWIN, hot water engineer, Camden-rd, Cam-
HOLLAND, ARTHUR HENRY, gentleman, Savage-gardens, Lon. don; Jan. 8, at twelve, at office of Sols., Carter and Bell, Leadenhall-st
PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS. HUGHES, MICHAEL, foreman plasterer, Middlesborough: Jan. 5,
[N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature
at three, at office of T. W. Pybus, accountant, Zetland-rd, Middlesborough. Sol., Dobson, Middlesborough INGRAM, SAMUEL, corn factor, Wolverhampton; Jan. 11, at twelve, at office of Sol., Grittin, Birmingham KIRKPATRICK, ROBERT, innkeeper, North Ormesby, near Middles. borough; Jan. 4, at eleven, at office of Sol., Dobson, Middlesborough
MEREDITH, JOHN innkeeper, Yockleton; Jan. 4, at eleven, at office of Sol., Morris, Shrewsbury
MR. J. PERRY GODFREY, of No. 6, South-square,
Mr. Thomas Lewis, of Castle-street, Dover, has
at office of Ladbury, Collison, and Viney, Cheapside. Sols.,
NASH, THOMAS RUSS, builder, Leigh-st, Burton-crescent, and
NICHOLSON, CHARLES, toy'dealer, Great Grimsby; Jan 8, at two,
PRICE, JAMES, builder, Croydon; Jan. 11, at three, at the Swan
Mr. Samuel Hadfield, of Manchester, in the County Palatine of Lancaster, solicitor, has been appointed to be a Commissioner for taking Affidavits in the Courts of Chancery and Common Pleas, and all other the Courts of the said County RUSSELL, HENRY WILLIAM, pawnbroker, High-rd, Tottenhum
REDMAN, WILLIAM EDMOND, joiner, Longton; Jan. 18, at two, at the Copeland Arms hotel, Stoke-upon-Trent. Sol., Welch, Longton
Jan. 10, at one, at office of Sols., Thomson and Edwards, Doughty st, Mecklenburgh-sq
SEXTON, JOHN GEORGE, cabinet maker, Middlesborough; Jan. 5, at one, ut office of Sol.. Dobson, Middlesborough SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY, juu.. hat merchant, Preston; Jan. 8, at twelve, at office of Sols., Messrs. Turner, Preston SPENCER, JAMES, and HAIGH, GEORGE, joiners, Burnley; Jan. 16 at three, at office of Sol., Nowell, Burujey
SPOONER, ROBERT, grocer. Watlington; Jan. 8, at twelve, at the Bank Room, Athenæum, King's Lynn
STEAD, RICHARD, joiner, Worthley near Leeds; Jan. 12, at twelve at office of Sols., Booth, Clough, and Booth, Leeds WILLDAY, EDWARD, farmer, Worcester; Jan. 8, at eleven, at office of Sol., Pitt, Worcester WILLIAMS, DANIEL,
grocer, Carnavon, par. Michaelstone. super-Avon; Jan. 10, at three, at office of Sol., Tenuant, Abervon
WILLIS, WILLIAM WALTER, mason, Bath; Jan. 10, at twelve, at office of Sol., Essery, Bristol
ZERBAN, ANDREW, lace merchant, Nottingham; Jan. 10, at twelve at office of Sol., Richards, Nottingham
Gazette, Jan. 2.
ACKROYD, ELIZABETH BELL. confectioner, Sunderland; Jan. 15
BARTON, EDWARD, moulder, Wizan; Jan. 17, at ten, at office of
BERRY, JOHN, corntactor, Old Bell Inn-yd, Warwick-la; Jan. 15,
BREWER, THOMAS, innkeeper, Honiton; Jan. 13, at eleven, at
BROOKER, THOMAS, cattle sa esan, Hizh st, Croydon, and New Cattle market; Jan. 22, at twelve, at office of Sol., Yetts, Temple Ghmbs, Fieet-st
BROWNING, SAMUEL WILLIAM, licensed victualler, Wolverhamp ton; Jan. 13, at two, at office of Sol., Barrow, Wolverhamp
BUDGE, CHARLES JAMES, commission agent, Bristol; Jan. 17, at two, at offices of Parsons, accountant, Bristol. Sol., Beckingham, Bristol
BURDETT, PETER, coal merchant, Stroud; Jan. 12, at four, at office of Sol., Hayward, Rochester
CASH, JOHN, farmer, Bilsby; Jan. 16, at twelve, at office of Sol., Mason, Alford
CHESTER, CHARLES, contractor, Colwyn; Jan. 13, at eleven, at office of Sisson and George, Rhyl. Sol., George, Rhyl COOK, GABRIEL, carver, Ledbury-rd, Notting-hill; Jan. 18, at two, at office of Sol., Basset, Great James-st, Bedford-row COOPER, WILLIAM JAMEs, cart proprietor, Newcastle-uponTyne; Jan. 11, at eleven, at office of Sol., Harle, Newcastleupon-Tyne
CROOK, GEORGE BATER, gardener, Shaldon; Jan. 16, at eleven, at the Queen's hotel, Exeter. Sol., Fryer, Ex ter
DAVIES, JOHN, livery stable keeper, Obelisk-yd, Waterloo-rd; Jan. 11, at two, at office of Ager, Barnard's-inn, Holborn. Sol., Roberts, Spring-gardens, Whitehal
DAVIES, RICHARD, innkeeper, Cardiff; Jan. 15, at eleven, at office of Sol., Griffith, Cardiff
DUNKERLY, SAMUEL, bootmaker, Swansea; Jan. 18, at twelve, at offices of Sols., Beor and Kennard Bill, Swansea ENSOR, BENJAMIN CUTTS, beer retaller, Birmingham; Jan. 15, at eleven, at odice of Sol., Harrison, Birmingham FRANKLIN, WILLIAM, tobacconist, Northampton: Jan. 17, at twelve, at offices of Sols., Messrs, Jeffery, Northampton FROST, WILLIAM, boot maker, Birmingham; Jan. 12, at twelve, at offices of Lomas, Harrison, and Starkey, accountants, Birmingham. Sol., Griffin, Birmingham
GARRETT, AARON, farmer, Rockland St. Mary; Jan. 15, at eleven, at office of Sol. Stanley, Norwich
GUY, JAMES, wheelwright, Newport; Jan. 20, at eleven, at Warburton's hotel, Newport. Sol, Urry, Ventnor
HABGOOD, WILLIAM, commission agent, Wolverhampton; Jan. 20, at eleven, at office of Sol., Burrow, Wolverhampton HARMAN, JAMES, general dealer, Bath: Jan. 13, at one, at the Castle and Ball hotel, Bath. Sol.. Moger, Bath HARTLAND, JAMES, grocer, Great Malvern; Jan. 12, at three, at office of Sol., Beale, Worcester
HINTON, EDWARD, house decorator, Church-st, Marylebone; Jan 17, at two, at office of Birchall, Southampton-bldgs,Chancery-la. Sol., Harrison, Furnival's-inn, Holborn HOLLINGSWORTH, JOHN BILLINGS, out of business, St. Mark'screscent, Notting-hill; Jan. 9, at three, at the Guildhall Coffee. house, Gresham-st. Sol., Chidey
HOOPER, THOMAS, clerk in holy orders, Kingsdown, near Dartford; Jan. 20, at two, at office of Sol., Apps, South-sq, Gray's
HULL, THOMAS, cabinet maker, Hereford; Jan. 15, at eleven, at office of Sol., Garrold, Hereford HURDLEY, RICHARD, draper, Luton; Jan. 16, at eleven, at the Chamber of Commerce, Cheapside. Sol.. Shepherd, Luton JAMES, HENRY OSWALD, accountant, Stourbridge; Jan. 15, at three, at offices of Sol., Corbett, Worcester JAMIESON, JOHN, brewer, Manchester; Jan. 12, at three, at office of Sols., Messrs. Fox, Manchester
JOHNSON, THOMAS JOSEPH, brick merchant, Birmingham; Jan. 9, at three, ut office of Sol., Rowlands, Birmingham JOHNSON, WILLIAM FREDERICK, commiss.on agent, Pendleton, near Manchester; Jan. 18, at three, at office of Sol., Ellithorne. Manchester JONES, ISAAC, licensed victualler, Bristol: Jan. 11, at twelve, at office of Sois., Benson and Elletson, Bristol
JONES, THOMAS JACOB, accountant, Newport; Jan. 15, at two, a office of Sol., Lloyd, Newport
KENNEDY, JAMES, builder, Downham-ter, Battersea; Jan. 24 at two, at office of Sol., Jones, Love-la, Wandsworth KNOWLES, EDMUND, watchmaker, Manchester; Jan. 11, at three, at office of Sols., Sutton and Elliott, Manchester LANE, GEORGE HENRY, butcher, Leek; Jan. 16, at eleven, at the Bull's Head hotel, Macclesfield, Sol., Cooper, Congleton LEATON, HENRY, printer, Market Rasen; Jan. 13, at eleven, at office of Sols., Page and Padley, Market Rasen MAKINSON, JOHN, looking glass manufacturer, Manchester; Jan. 18, at three, at office of Sols., Messrs, Heath, Manchester MATTEY, JOHN, grocer, Sedgley; Jan. 16, at eleven, at, offices of Sol., Stokes, Dudley
MILLARD, GEORGE, engineer, Dudley; Jan. 15, at three, at offices of Sol., Warmington, Dudley OLDROYD, ALFRED GOMERSAL, and BOCOCK, CHARLES wholesale grocers, both Huddersfield; Jan. 15, at three, at the Swan hotel Huddersfield. Sol., Ibberson, Dewsbury
PEERS, JOHN, cart owner, Tranmere; Jan. 15, at 'two, at office of Thompson, accountant, Birkenhead. Sol., Downham, Birkenhead
PRINCE, BETSY, milliner, Scarborough; Jan. 17, at twelve, at office of Edwards, Layton, and Jaques, Ely-pl, Holborn. Sol., Richardson, Scarborough
PRINGLE, MATILDA, dress maker, Durham; Jan. 6, at one, at office of Sol., Bond, Newcastle
RICHARDS, JOSEPH JOHNSON, farmer, Pencombe; Jan. 13, at two, at office of Sol., Stallard, Worcester
RICHARDSON, THOMAS, baker, Aston-juxta Birmingham; Jan. 16, at three, office of Sol., Rowlands, Birmingham
RIGBY, SARAH, biscuit manufacturer, Bolton; Jan. 15, at three, at office of Sols., Hall and Rutter, Boltou
RODWELL, MATTHEW, grazier, Frisby-on-the-Wreake; Jan 15, at twelve, at office of Sol., Haxby, Leicester ROWE, OCTAVIUS, solicitor, out of practice, Charlotte-st, Fitzroysq; Jan. 11, at two, at office of Sol., Saunders, Bennet's-hill, Doctor's-commons
SCHWITZGUEBEL, JEAN CHRIST, licensed victualler, Haymarket, and Jermyn-st, St. James's: Jan. 15, at eleven, at office of Sols., Lanfear and Stewart, Abchurch-la SHEPHERD, GEORGE, grocer, Wellington; Jan. 17, at twelve, at office of Sol., Harries, Wellington SMITH, MATTHEW BASS, doctor of medicine, Worington-rd, Notting-hill; Jan, 12, at twelve, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham-st. Sols., Davidson and Co., Basinghall-st SNOWDON, PETER, tobacconist, Brighton; Jan. 16, at two, at 12, Hatton gdn. Sol., Marshall, Lincoln's-inn-fields SOUTHERN, SAMUEL LINLEY, fustian manufacturer,
Manchester; Jan. 16, at three, at offices of J. Barber, accountant, Manchester. Sol., Kearsley, Manchester
SPALL, DANIEL (trading under the name of Daniel Smith), gas fitter, Brill-row, St. Pancras; Jan. 16, at two, at office of Sol., Hicks, Coleman-st
TAYLOR, SARAH, out of business, Canton, near Cardiff; Jan. 15, at eleven, at offices of Sol., Ensor, Cardiff
TAYLOR, WALTER, butcher, Sheerness; Jan. 12, at eleven, at office of Sol., Gibson, Sittingbourne
TUCKER, EDWARD, mason, Maindee; Jan. 15, at twelve, at office of Sol, Lloyd, Newport
TYSON, WILLIAM, boot maker. Ambleside: Jan. 24, at twelve. at the County Court-house, Ambleside. Sol., Fisher, Winder
UPTON, CHARLES, builder, Brighton; Jan, 15, at three, at office of Sol., Lamb, Brighton
WAIT, JOSEPH, boot manufacturer, Liverpool, and West Derby; Jan. 15, at two, as office of Sols., Thornley and Heaton, Liverpool WALES, SAMUEL, innkeeper, Hunstanton St. Edmunds; Jan. 16, at twelve, at the Bank roon, Atheneum, King's Lynn WARD, BENJAMIN SMITH, oil man, Stamford-st, Blackfriars-rd: Jun. 19, at three, at offles of Thwaites, accountant, Basinghallst. Sol., Doble, Basinghall-st
WARD, WILLIAM, araper, Bradford; Jan. 18, at three, at office of Sols.. Lees. Senior, and Wilson, Bradford WEBSTER, NATHAN BELL, dentist, Norwich; Jan. 17. at twelve, nt office of Sols., Tillett and Co., Norwich WILLIAM JAMES RICHARD, clothier, Plymouth; Jan. 10, at noon. at office of Messrs. Edmunds, Plymouth WODEHOUSE, the Hon. JOHN (commonly known as Lord WODE. HOUSE, no occupation, Cork-st, Burlington-gardens; Jan 25, at three office of Sois., Galsden and Treherne, Bedfordrow, Gray's-nu WOOD, JOHN, woollen warehouseman, Honey-lane-market; Jan. 15, at twelve, at the Guildhall Coffee house Gresham-st. Sois., Reed and Lovell, Guildhall-chmbe, Basinghall-st WOOD, THOMAS, timber merchant, Wolverhampton; Jan. 13, at eleven, at office of Sol., Barrow, Wolverhampton WRIGHT, ROBERT WILLIAM, glass merchant, Tokenhouse-yd, and Port and-pl, Lower Clapton; Jan. 16, at two, at the Guildhall tavern, Gresham-st
Orders of Discharge.
Gazette, Dec. 29, 1871.
LARKE, JOHN, straw hat manufacturer, Luton.
The Official Assignees, &c., are given, to whom apply for the Dividends.
Allson, E. W. shoemaker, flest, d. Paret, Basinghall-st.Branister, S. fellmonger, first, 4. 21. Kinnear, Birmingham.Jurt, J. cheesemonger, first, 2. 1047. Paget, Basinghall-st.Bincklink, J. clerk in War Office, second, 1s. 1d. Paget, Basinghallst.--Brandon, 1. market gardener, third and final, 3. D. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Bridgen, J. stationer, second, 12. Kinnear, Birmingham.-Browning, E. P. Yarmer, first, 4. 9. Puget, Basinghall-st.-Cripps, W. hay dealer, first, 114, Paget, Bsinghall-st.Cristall, W. ship chan iler, first, 104. Paget, Basinghall-st.-'deth, J. warehouseman, first. 7d. Paget, Bisinghall-st.-Dories, A. farmer, first, 28. 94. Paget, Basin hall.st.-Datein, W. L. corn merchant, first, 18. d. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Ecaas, G. brewer, first. 3. 4. Kinnear, Birmingham.-es, J. cordwainer, first, 3. 81. Kinnear, Birmingham.-Garrett, S. T. and G. K. brick, makers, second, 42. Kinnear, Birmingham.-tiles, M. baker, first, 94.74d. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Green, G. engineer, first, 3. 1. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Hunt, B. and W. E. stationers, second, 14. (Second sep. of W. E. Hunt, d. Second sep. of B. Hunt, is.) Kinnear, Birmingham. - Johnson, S. brickmaker, first, 4. Kinnear, Birmingham.-Ketler, J. metal broker. first, 128. 10. Kinnear, Birmingham. -Landt, W. butcher, first, . Harley, Bristol-Macgregor, J. N. naval storekeeper, second. 1. 24. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Mainwaring, A. late a captain, first, 494. Paget, Basinghall-st-Mason, S. S. Ironmonger, first, 1d. Kinnear, Birmingham.-Matthees, J. brushmaker, first, 1s. t. Harley, Bristol-May, G. T. surgeon, first, 4. 5. Kinnear, Birmingham.Mitchell, A. farmer, first, 857. Paget, Scaife, machine copers, first, 2s. id. Paret, Basinghall-st.Parsons, G. riding master, first, 8s. 334. Paget, Basinghall-st.Powell, J. hemp dealer, first, 18. 117. Paget, Basinghall-st.Preston, F. W. metal broker, first, 2s, Girl. Kinnear, Birmingham. -Stanley, H. J. optician, first, 1, 0. Paget, Basinghall-st.Thorne, J. admiral in R. N., first, 4s. 11d. Paget, Basinghall st.Walsh, J. draper, second, 4. Kinnear, Birmingham.-Watts, A. builder, second, 3d. Paget, Basinghal-st.-Weston, E. victualler, first, 11. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Woollett, J. F. S. commission merchant, first, 20s. Paget, Basinghall-st.-Worcester, J. R. shipowner, third, 2d. Paget, Basinghall-st.
Adcock, W. T. stock broker, 18. G. At 18, Foregate-st, Worcester. Trust. J. Jones.-Aleck, M. J. builder, first and final, 1s. 1d. At Trust. W. B. Sanderson, solicitor, Northgate-st, Warwick. Barter, W. builder, final, 28. 3. At the Hampshire-bank, Southampton. Trust. R. Legg.-Blythe, Moore, and Moore, merchants, first and final, 7e. 7. At office of Trust. Banner, 24. North Johnst, Liverpool.-Clare, J. farmer, second, 6. At office of Trust. F. C. Hulton, Salford.-Dallue, T. butcher, 10s. At offices of Sol, Blick, Droitwich.-Forbes, S. draper, 38. At office of Trust. S. C. Parkhouse, Bedford-st, Plymouth.-Neale, A. G. cheesemonger, first and final, 44. At 8. Giltspur-st. Trust. E. C. Warner. Reguolds, J. provision merchant, second, 1s. At offices of J. S. and R. Blease, accountants, 15, Lord-st, Liverpool.-Smith, W. cardmaer, third, 2s. 84. At office of Sol., Curry, Cleckheaton, near Normanton.-Spooner, A. E. clerk in holy orders, first, le. At office of Trust T. Chirgwin. River-st, Truro.-Stark, A. dairyman, first and final, 11el. At office of Sol. Hooper, Newport. Trust. J. H Wavell.-Watkinson, T. linen draper, first, 2s. 6d. At office of Trust. J. H. Blackburn, Piece Hall-yard, Bredford.-Whitaker, T. butcher, first, 67, At office of Hodgkinson, Pratt, and Hodgkinsons, North-gate, Newark.
Corben, H. W. druggist, Wincanton, second, 8-Harper, T. late of Salisbury'st. Strand, first, 3. 4d.-Kempe, J. jun., admiralty agent, late Crugsillack (making 20s.), 58. Lawry, W. farmer, Culval, first, 3s. 5d.-Wynne, W. R. railway clerk, Upper Baker-st, third, 3s. 2.
Agutter, E. leather seller, Northampton, 18. 11. W. Dennis, registrar, County Court office, Northampton.-use, J. butcher, Moulton, 1s. old. W. Dennis, registrar, County Court office, Northampton.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
MARRIAGES BEGG-FOX.-On the 2nd inst., at St. Augustine's, Highbury Newpark, David Gray Begg, Esq., of Lincoln's-inn, barrister-at-law, to Henrietta, daughter of the late John Elliott Fox, Esq., of Finsbury-circus, and Dartmouth, Devon. BROWNE-BAGLEY.-On the 28th ult., at Holy Trinity Church, Paddington, William Edward Nicolson Browne, Esq., barristerat-law, to Catherine, eldest daughter of William Bagley, Esq., of 28, Westbourne-square.
STURGE-STURGE.-On the 27th ult., at Charlbury, Oxfordshire, Lewis Joseph Sturge, of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, to his cousin, Margaret, the youngest daughter of Edmund Sturge, of Charlbury.
BRADY. On the 29th ult., at 59, Burlington-road, Bayswater, London, aged 62, Sir Francis Brady, Knt., late Chief Judge of Newfoundland, and formerly of the Irish Bar.
CARGILL-On the 27th Nov., near Kingston, Jamaica, W.I., aged 65, the Hon. Mr. Justice Cargill, one of Her Majesty's Judges for the Supreme Court of that Island.
MASON. On the 20th ult., at Dellowoodie, Dumfriesshire, Joseph Mason, Esq., of the Marine-crescent, Waterloo, Liverpool, and senior solicitor of that town.
TEEVAN. On the 27th ult, at 20, Chesham-street, Belgrave. square, John Watton Teevan, Esq., barrister-at-law, B.A., of Trinity-hall, Cambridge, and M.A., of London University, aged 32. TERRELL.-On the 28th ult, at 67, Holland-road, Kensington, aged 54, Margaret Lousia Jane, wife of Thomas Hull Terrell, County Court Judge for the South Wales District.
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We are glad to learn that Mr. ASPINALL, Q.C. is to be the Attorney-General for the County Palatine of Durham, which office was recently vacated by the promotion of Mr. QUAIN. The appointment will give universal satisfaction, as the learned gentleman, who is Recorder of Liverpool, is regarded as one of the ablest lawyers at the Bar.
VOL. LII.-No. 1502.
MR. JOHN BRIDGE, of the Home Circuit, has been appointed to the metropolitan police magistracy rendered vacant by the transfer of Mr. HARINGTON to a County Court Judgeship, as noticed by us last week. Mr. BRIDGE was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1850.
In correction of our notice of the London Bankruptcy Court, we are informed that there were 12,429 cases disposed of by the Registrars of that court from Jan. 1870 to Nov. 1871 inclusive, of which 7158 were contentious matters, and dealt with by the Registrars under delegated powers, and the remainder by them as Registrars, and not by the Chief Judge, as stated.
A demand has been raised outside the profession that Vice-Chancellor BACON should be relieved of his duties as Chief Judge in Bankruptcy. Beyond a doubt there is ample business in his court to occupy the whole of his time, and the consequences as regards the Bankruptcy Court are, as we have already pointed out, somewhat serious. We repeat that it was never the intention of Parliament that the Registrars should constantly act as Chief Judge. The practice has been denounced by the LORDS JUSTICES, and the demand for a Judge of the Bankruptcy Court who shall have nothing else to attend to is one which must, sooner or later, be listened to by the Government.
We are to have a surfeit of legal education, but of the wrong sort. In addition to two sets of lectures in the Inns of Court, and a set at the Incorporated Law Society, the managers of the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution have instituted a course embracing the subjects of the examinations for solicitors. The object of these lectures is not announced, but it would appear to be in gratuitous aid of the Incorporated Law Society. The lectures are very inexpensive, and if we thought that lectures on law were of any use we should recommend articled clerks to spend their Friday evenings at the Institution; but being doubtful on this head, and considering that law lectures at present too much abound, we must leave them to their own devices.
THE abolition of particular customs affecting land, which do not prevail over the whole country is a very obvious legal reform. The customs of Borough-English and Gavelkind, which regulate the inheritance of landed property in certain counties, cannot show any grounds upon which to claim a longer existence than that which was granted to the multitude of small customs which it is supposed went to make up the common law of England. It is of course known to our readers that by the custom of Borough- English, the youngest son inherits the estate in preference to all his elder brothers, and that by the custom of Gavelkind all the sons succeed alike. There undoubtedly was a reason some time or other for maintaining these customs, but,as STEPHENS says, in his edition of BLACKSTONE, they are now long forgotten. Such customs have no Legislative sanction of later date than the second year of HENRY IV., which can hardly be said to be any sanction at all for modern purposes. One of the first acts in the reforms of our land laws should be to get rid of local customs, and place the inheritance of all land in the country upon one footing.
DURING the present week the owners and occupiers of the houses and other premises in St. Clement's Danes, whose property has been obtained by compulsory purchase for the purposes of the New Law Courts, have commenced preparations for giving up possession of their several tenements preparatory to the work of demolition being proceeded with. On Monday next, the 15th inst., the St. Clement's Danes vestry, who have received 10,000l. for their premises, including the old burial ground and the almshouses adjoining, will give up possession of the property, and the Midland Railway Company, who occupy the premises adjoining as one of thier parcel offices, will remove about the same time. The occupiers of the four houses in St. Clement'slane, leading to the Inn, who have also received notices, as well as the old matrons who occupy the six almshouses belonging to the vestry, are also to give up possession immediately, when the whole of the buildings will at once be taken down, but we learn that the bodies in the old churchyard will be first removed under the faculty granted by the BISHOP of LONDON. We understand that the St. Clement's Danes vestry intend to make a comfortable provision for the inmates of the almshouses, who will be turned out of their tenements for the purposes of the new Law Courts.
THE first Term of the year 1872 has opened, but whilst the prosperity of the country during last year was very great, and would suggest a proportionate increase in the business of lawyers, the prospects of the Profession are not brilliant. The condition of the lists of rules in the courts, however, shows an improvement on Michaelmas Term last. Then there were, of cases for argument 23 in the Queen's Bench, 7 in the Common Pleas, and 8 in the Exchequer, and 2 stood for judgment. There were 43 cases in the special paper in the Common Pleas, 2 enlarged rules, and
cases standing for judgment. In the Exchequer, 3 stood for judgment, and 17 for argument; there was 1 case in the peremptory paper, and 7 for judgment and 13 for argument in the special paper. In the present term in the three courts 282 matters are entered for hearing. In the Court of Queen's Bench there are 37 rules in the new trial paper and 1 for judgment; in the special paper 4 for judgment and 51 for argument, besides 9 rules. In the Common Pleas there are 85, of which those in the special paper, the County Court appeals, and demurrer, number 55. There are 19 rules for new trials and 11 cases standing for judgment, including 2 registration appeals. In the Exchequer there are 37 causes for argument, and 2 for judgment in the new trial paper, in the peremptory paper 5, and in the special paper 6 for judgment and 24 for argument. In the Exchequer Chamber there are errors and appeals from the Queen's Bench, 2 for judgment and 6 for argument; from the Common Pleas, 1 for judgment and 5 for argument; and from the Exchequer, 1 for judgment and 22 for argument.
WE have before alluded to the long interval that has elapsed since an appointment to silk, and we return to the subject because we have reason to believe that the inconvenience and injustice occasioned by the present state of things are increasing every day. This is especially so on the Circuits, and we may mention the Northern as an instance. There the Queen's Counsel have for some time been out of all proportion to the quantity and nature of the business done, and their number is now still further diminished by the promotion of Mr. Justice QUAIN. The result in such a case is that a litigant who is prompt in selecting his leader or leaders may place his opponent at a most serious disadvantage by compelling him to fall back upon the ranks of the stuffgownsmen, and thus lose the weight and prestige which a Queen's Counsel has with both court and jury, while, on the other hand, those stuffgownsmen, who like Mr. DAY on the Home, and Mr. CHARLES RUSSELL on the Northern, have got into a large leading business, have heavy and unfair odds against them in coping with Queen's Counsel. We have reason to believe that a very high authority lately submitted to the LORD CHANCELLOR a list of those gentlemen he thought entitled to silk, which was as follows:-Mr. JOHN DAY and Mr. C. W. WOOD, of the Home Circuit; Mr. METCALFE, of the Norfolk; Mr. BRISTOWE, of the Midland; Mr. KEMPLAY, of the Northern and Midland; and Mr. CHARLES RUSSELL, of the Northern. Be the LORD CHANCELLOR's choice, however, what it may, we trust, in the interests of the public, no less than in those of the Profession, that it will not be any longer deferred. It is difficult to see how any intended legal changes can be the cause (as the rumour goes) of the delay; and, indeed, we cannot conceive any adequate reason for continuing a state of things which, on the circuits at least, gives satisfaction to none but the privileged few who already possess the coveted honour of wearing silk. The practice that has hitherto prevailed with regard to the granting of silk has worked satisfactorily; and it surely ought not to be suspended or altered without good grounds and sufficient notice to the Profession.
THE question whether County Court proceedings are really so expensive as they are represented to be, is one of importance, for if it be a cheaper remedy to issue a writ in the Superior Courts than to take out a summons in the County Court, it certainly ought to be allowed, or the procedure of the County Courts at once amended. The tremendous effect of the County Court Act 1867 shows the importance of the scale in the County Courts being as low as it can be, consistently with a proper maintenance of the tribunals, a diminution of no less than 60,000 in the number of writs issued annually after that Act having taken place. On entering a plaint, a poundage fee of 18. is payable; but where the claim exceeds 408., and the summons is to be served by the bailiff, an additional fee of 18. is payable. On a claim of 10%., therefore, a plaintiff has to pay 11., which undoubtedly is a very heavy fee. In the Superior Court, where the amount claimed is under 201., the cost of the writ is 10s., and of serving it, 58.; and it is difficult to understand why the fees in the County Court should be higher. They ought to be decidedly lower. A newspaper correspondent, with reference to the scale of charges, evades the question of excess, and refers to the great amount of work done by the County Courts. He states that "it constantly occurs that plaintiffs for amounts reaching the highest sums that can be sued for (501.) enter their own cases in the County Courts and obtain judgments without any professional assistance. So also, as defendants, most properly, are not required to file pleas of defence, though attorneys very frequently and needlessly present them to the court, they are able and do constantly defend themselves without any professional assistance." This writer also alleges that the outcry against County Court charges is the "lamentation of attorneys," and not of suitors. No statistics are given showing the number of cases of higher amount in which parties dispense with professional assistance, and a moment's consideration will show that, even supposing the "lamentation of attorneys" to be the source of the outery, it does but represent the grievance of suitors. To deny proper remuneration to attorneys, whilst court fees are kept at an exorbitant scale, is in effect to deprive suitors of professional
assistance. And this really seems to be the object of County Court legislation. Professional assistance is a privilege to which all suitors are entitled; yet the Legislature has said, that in entering the plaint in an ordinary action, where the debt or damage claimed does not exceed 201., if the plaintiff employ an attorney he shall not charge the defendant with any costs on the summons; nor can the attorney charge his own client anything unless the debt or damage exceeds 40s.; nor can he recover more than 108. for his fees and costs unless the debt or damage claimed exceeds 51., or more than 15s. in any case not exceeding 201. And by the original County Courts Act which is still in force in respect to costs, it is enacted that the expense of employing a barrister or attorney, either by plaintiff or defendant, shall not be allowed on taxation of costs in the case of a plaintiff where less than 51. is recovered, or in the case of a defendant where less than 51. is claimed. All these enactments appear to us to be unfair and objectionable. Parties should be entitled to the costs of employing professional assistance in all cases subject to their being disallowed by the Judge. Probably if this were the law the newspaper correspondent to whom we have referred would find fewer persons conducting their own causes.
CONTEMPLATING a considerable consumption of public time by the stupendous case in the Common Pleas in addition to that which has been already absorbed, and having regard to the many heavy cases which now come before the courts, the sugges tion presents itself whether it is not possible to keep trials by jury within more reasonable limits. That the case of any plaintiff whatever, in any suit, whatever its importance, should be allowed to run on for seventy days is a most serious reflection upon our administration of justice. Upon whom does the charge of wasting public time rest? In the first place our system which gives absolute licence to counsel is bad. What a preposterous thing it is that it should be in his power to go on calling witnesses interminably to prove the same fact. Strange to say there has been a public clamour because hearsay evidence was held inadmissible, which, had it been admitted, would probably have carried the claimant's case on for another ten days. But the licence of counsel in cross-examination is even more serious, and it amounts to an absolute absurdity that a single witness should be kept in the box for a fortnight. It would really appear that in a gigantic case counsel habituate themselves to consider it imperative that it should be gigantic in all its details, and we are firmly of opinion that had there been a statutory enactment that in no case without the leave of the Judge should the examination or cross-examination of a witness extend beyond three days, a moderate extension by the Judge would have served the interests of both sides as effectually as the periods which have excited the wonder of everyone. Undoubtedly a strong Judge may do much to restrain an abuse of counsel, and a courteous Bar would second his efforts. We are not disposed to discuss the question whether these conditions have been found in the Sessions House at Westminster, but the relationship of the Bench and the Bar should not be overlooked in legislating for the economy of public time in our courts. The value of length in legal arguments is of very doubtful utility, and we believe it quite possible to overprove a case. As to the former, Lord Justice JAMES said recently that, according to his experience, the weaker the case the longer the argument, and there is undoubtedly a good deal in the observation.
LIABILITY OF CARRIERS BY SEA WHERE THERE IS NO SPECIAL CONTRACT.
THE judgment of the Judge of the Birmingham County Court in the case of Braddell v. Howell, as reported in our last number, appears to deal with a question of considerable importance. We infer from the report that the defendant was a carrier by sea, who had not given a bill of lading, or entered into any other special contract expressly restricting his liability. The plaintiff proves delivery of the goods to the carrier, and (instead of contenting himself with proving non-delivery by the carrier within a reasonable time), proves that the goods were lost by the ship going down the cause of that misfortune not being shown. This is all the evidence. The Judge is thereupon reported to have said, "It is clear that where a common carrier" (by sea?) "is prevented from fulfilling his contract by the perils of the sea or of navigation, that is an answer to an action for damages for a breach of his contract. Here, as the evidence stands, the breach of contract for which the plaintiff sued was, according to his own evidence, caused by the peril of the sea, and the plaintiff cannot recover.'
We are not aware of any rule of law exempting carriers from losses by perils of the sea. It is usual for carriers by sea to contract by bill of lading that they shall not be liable for such perils; but, in the absence of an express contract, how does the liability of a carrier by sea (except under statutory enactment not here in question) differ from that of a carrier by land? Both would be liable for everything but the act of God or the Queen's enemies.
It may be that the decision in Braddell v. Howell is justified on the ground that the plaintiff so presented the case that it was as consistent with his evidence that the loss occurred by the act of